Heineken International

In November 2013, DB’s parent company, Asia Pacific Breweries was purchased by HEINEKEN in one of the largest business acquisitions in the brewing industry.

HEINEKEN is one of the largest brewing companies in the world and DB’s future is bright with the full support of this globally respected and leading business in the New Zealand market.

HEINEKEN places a strong focus on sustainability and being a responsible producer of beer and cider, which aligns well with DB’s own business model and agenda. DB’s winning ways in New Zealand, and as one of New Zealand’s most iconic companies, will of course continue and DB is pleased to have the global best practice and beer and cider expertise of HEINEKEN.


HEINEKEN has wide international presence through a global network of distributors and breweries.

HEINEKEN owns and manages one of the world’s leading portfolios of beer brands and is one of the world’s leading brewers in terms of sales volume and profitability.

The story of the HEINEKEN family, the brand, and the company is no ordinary one. The small 19th-century local Amsterdam brewer has grown into a worldwide business with the most valuable international premium beer brand.

HEINEKEN has five operating regions: Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, The Americas, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. Each region is headed by a Regional President. The two members of the Executive Board, the six Regional Presidents and five Group Directors together form the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee supports the development of policy and ensures the alignment and implementation of key priorities and strategies across the organisation.